The whole point of free speech is not to make ideas exempt from criticism but to expose them to it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Clearing up some issues

There seems to be some confusion amongst easily confused people as to those principles I advocate. To alleviate the confusion, which seems to greatly pain some folks, I advocate:

1. That no one has the moral right to initiate force or commit fraud to achieve personal or political goals.
2. That the application of reasonable force in defense of oneself or others when force or fraud has been initiated is justifiable, if not always advisable.
3. That empirical knowledge be applied to the creation or promulgation of all public policy.
4. That all people follow the law.
5. That, where necessary to compassionately excuse literal lawbreaking, the common law principle exemplified by a person using a boat belonging to another without permission to save a drowning person, even if the drowning person is himself, be applied.
6. That dissent from execrable public policy is one of the highest forms of patriotism.
7. That even morons, some of whom post post their constipated donkey-like opinions on this blog, be allowed the exercise of their First Amendment rights.